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20 Gorgeous Vacation Destinations That Have A Lower Currency Value Than The Indian Rupee

So when's your next holiday? H/t WanderLust Travel

Best of Tasmania's Wild West

Tasmania’s northwest is the island’s wild soul, home to abundant wildlife and wilderness, and the canvas for quiet back roads that take you to the most surprising of places.<p>Cradle Mountain<p>A destination that deserves a place among the pantheon of iconic Aussie attractions, Cradle Mountain National …

Hiking

Into the Arctic: driving Norway’s Kystriksveien

When it comes to imagined destinations, few can rival the Arctic. It is a place of deep and abiding longing, and has been for centuries; a land so utterly different from our own that entering it calls for some grand rite of passage, for a journey of such beauty as to prove worthy of these …

Hiking

The Dragon's Back and beyond: the best hikes in Hong Kong

You’d be forgiven for thinking that hiking isn’t among the must-try activities in Hong Kong – that the only place you’ll cop an eyeful of green is in Yau Ma Tei’s Jade Market. But a quick look at a map tells a different story: the territory is mostly painted in swathes of emerald and azure, fringed …

Hong Kong

A beginner's guide to the art of hiking

A walk in the park is one thing, but a wilderness hike is another. Go too far, choose a route too tough, set off without appropriate gear or the right preparation, and an outdoor adventure can turn ugly and maybe even dangerous.<p>Here are some top tips for beginners in the art of hiking.<p>Choose the …

Camping

Getting the best out of Boracay

So you've heard about Boracay. You’re not alone. In the past few years this small island in the Philippines has ridden a global wave of media attention to become one of the world's top<p>island<p>destinations. But that notoriety presents a new challenge for the visitor: sorting through the endless …

Asia Travel

How to be an Aussie beach bum

When it comes to hanging out at the beach, Aussies have a few unwritten 'rules' of behaviour. To make the most of your visit Down Under, and do a convincing impression of a bona fide Aussie beach bum, here are some helpful pointers:<p>Beach etiquette<p>The most important rule: always head to the edge of …

Australia

How to Buy Food: The Psychology of the Supermarket

From the layout to the little old lady who hands out samples, we explain the psychological tricks the supermarket uses to get you to buy food you don't want<p><i>This is the first part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discusses how supermarkets</i> …

Personal Finance

How to Make Naan

Unlike some other staple Indian breads, which are unleavened and crafted from durum wheat flour, or atta, fluffy naan is made with all-purpose flour …

The Best Eggplant Recipes From Around the Globe

An international tour of one of the world's favorite ingredients<p>Eggplant, prepared properly, has a wonderful, creamy texture that enhances all sorts …

Las Vegas Is America's Food & Wine Festival Capital

Las Vegas has a golden rule that has shaped its destiny: if something is good, than more of something is better. First it was conventions. Then it was luxury shopping. Next came celebrity chef restaurants. Now it is food and wine festivals and Sin City can’t add them fast enough. Currently there …

A New Way to Eat Bean Burgers

Forget the sesame seed bun! Click through to How Sweet It Is for this bean burger patty melt recipe with caramelized onions, lots of melted cheese and grilled whole grain bread.<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>red onion, thinly sliced ( 1 )<br>• black beans, drained and rinsed ( 1 (15 oz) can )<br>• cannellini beans, …

Burgers

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Take the Plunge: 11 Swimming Holes Around the World

Lounging poolside is one thing, but nothing beats the childlike allure of splashing around in a swimming hole. The lake near your parent's home may top your typical list, but there are plenty of other swimming holes around the world that will capture your heart.<p>So, pack your swimsuit (and a sense …

Swimming

50 Places In Europe You Need To Visit In Your Lifetime

We've come up with the ultimate bucket list of travel destinations in Europe.<p>From biking along the canals of Amsterdam to tasting Chianti in Italy's Tuscany region, here are 50 things you need to do in Europe in your lifetime.

European Travel

Tour de dessert: Europe’s most delicious pastries, cakes and tarts

American cafe culture has come a long way in the last two decades: corporate coffee has spawned near two generations of independent cafes that offer more than the old standby of roadside diner joe and pie. But in Europe, grand salons with wrap-around pastry cases have more in common with jewellery …

Dessert

First time Ireland: unmissable Emerald Isle experiences

Ireland’s reputation precedes itself, so first-time visitors might think they know what to expect: fields of clover, gabby locals, etc. But there’s so much more to Ireland than its stereotypical charms. Skip the bus tours stopping at leprechaun-filled souvenir shops and find better things to do …

Ireland

Apricot-Almond Tart

Pulse flours, sugar, butter, baking powder, and salt in a food processor until pea-size crumbles form. Add egg and 2-3 tbsp. ice-cold water; pulse …

Baking

Almond Biscotti

Heat oven to 375°. Grease and flour a baking sheet; set aside. Combine sliced almonds and granulated sugar in a food processor; pulse until smooth. …

Ten of France’s natural wonders

France's smorgasbord of cultural delights could keep even the most avid museum-hopper busy for a lifetime, but don't forget about the great outdoors. France smoulders with natural beauty, so why not go <i>au naturel</i> at mountain ranges, canyons and startling stretches of coast? This round-up of …

France

How to Make Crème Brûlée

<i>Once you've perfected basic techniques like frying an egg and cooking rice, it's time to move on to those things that may have initially scared you off. Every other Monday, chef and stylist</i> <i>Camille Becerra</i> <i>is going beyond the basics to help us tackle even the scariest cooking techniques.</i><p><i>Today: Grab</i> …

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Europe’s top 10 scenic rail journeys

Give thanks to the engineers who built railways across Europe's most difficult terrain, their hard work has translated into some of the world's most picturesque journeys – in Scandinavia along icy rivers to fjords, in Germany, Switzerland and Italy through carved valleys in the Alps, along the …

European Travel

Incredible Panoramas Of The World's Most Beautiful Places

AirPano is made of eight team members, who have wide-ranging backgrounds (civil engineering and medical cybernetics, among others). The amateur photographers are currently traveling around the world, shooting major cities and other sites of interest.<p>The group mainly shoots from helicopters, using a …

Photography

The ultimate at-home arms workout

Between weather and work schedules, it's easy to miss a gym session. Notice, we said <i>gym</i> session and not <i>lifting</i> session.<p>Whether you're in the gym or …

Animated history of the English language

If you've got 10 minutes, you can learn the history of English — including some interesting background on where specific words and phrases came from. …

Amazon steps into desktop virtualization with WorkSpaces, an assault on VMware

There’s a new challenger in the desktop virtualization space.<p>Amazon just announced Amazon WorkSpaces, a fully managed desktop computing service in the cloud. WorkSpaces sits higher in the stack than Amazon’s cloud infrastructure offerings, providing access to a Windows 7 experience across desktops, …